Northwest High School



Northwest High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Northwest High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 637
10 603
11 529
12 486

Northwest High School is a public high school of the Montgomery County Public Schools located in Germantown, MD. It has 2,255 students in grades 9th through 12th. Northwest High School is the 7th largest public high school in Maryland and the 988th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Total Students: 2,255
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 123.6

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Northwest High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,137
(50%)
22,506
(49%)
 Male 1,118
(50%)
23,774
(51%)

Northwest High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 650
(29%)
14,796
(32%)
 Black 634
(28%)
10,228
(22%)
 Hispanic 447
(20%)
12,578
(27%)
 Asian 407
(18%)
6,634
(14%)
 Two or More 115
(5%)
1,963
(4%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
69
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
12
(0%)

Northwest High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,669
(74%)
33,572
(73%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 475
(21%)
10,504
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 111
(5%)
2,204
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Northwest High School is ranked 61st out of 263 ranked schools in Maryland, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northwest High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (26.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 38.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Northwest High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1962
2006 1993
2007 2044
2008 2025
2009 2046
2010 2097
2011 2068
2012 2062
2013 2011
2014 2110
2015 2255

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.2
2006 17.5
2007 18
2008 17.1
2009 17.4
2010 18
2011 17.3
2012 17.1
2013 16.8
2014 17.2
2015 18.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.13200815494393
2006 0.1490215755143
2007 0.16389432485323
2008 0.16197530864198
2009 0.20918866080156
2010 0.23319027181688
2011 0.24516441005803
2012 0.26188166828322
2013 0.26553953257086
2014 0.27725118483412
2015 0.25986696230599

Compare Northwest High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.1% 13.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,820.0% 18.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 26.0%
 
State Average 38.5%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Northwest High School
Germantown, MD
Public 09 - 12 2,255 18.2:1  
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Public KG - 12 52 4.5:1 1 miles
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Public 09 - 12 1,524 15.8:1 5 miles
The Katherine Thomas School
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Private PK - 12 133 4:1 6 miles
Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents
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Public 05 - 12 107 4.3:1 6 miles
Clarksburg High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,989 17.3:1 6 miles
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Private PK - 12 292 9:1 7 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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